Asked • 03/21/19

Where does "emphasis mine" go in a quotation?

I have often seen the term *emphasis mine* used whenever an author wishes to denote that emphasis in a given quotation originates from said author rather than from the original source. **What is the proper place for this phrase?** One possibility is immediately following the emphatic text, inside the quotation. But, see next question...**What if there are multiple emphatic sections marked within the quote?**If "emphasis mine" comes immediately after each phrase, it would end up repeated two or more times, which seems a bit messy. In this case, would it be OK to place "emphasis mine" at the end of the quotation? If so, should it be inside or outside?**How should the phrase "emphasis mine" be set off?**I believe I have seen parentheses () or brackets [], though brackets are also used to indicate words added by the one using the quotation.

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